Located high atop the Barnwell Mountains of East Texas is one of the state's most exciting off-road parks - The Barnwell Mountain Recreational Area!

Opened in 2000, this Texas Motorized Trails Coalition (TMTC) property offers dirt bikes, UTVs and OHVs 1,850 acres of pure delight. There are 27+ miles of single track trails for dirt bikes and many more miles of challenging trails for UTVs and OHVs. There is a 16 mile Adventure Trail for the dirt biker or ATV rider looking for a less demanding ride and there are trails that even the novice UTV and OHV riders will enjoy!

Barnwell Mountain has primitive camp sites for the tent campers and an electric camp that has 30 amp hook ups for recreational vehicles. (Sorry no water or sewer hook ups). There are several toilets placed throughout the park for your convenience. The park also has two cabins and five bunkhouses available for nightly rentals. A new bath facility located near the pavilion offers four individual showers and two restrooms in addition to the bath facilities located in the office building.

The Barnwell Mountain facilities and trail system were designed for motorized off-road purposes. The trail system was developed and is maintained by all-volunteer TMTC members. The trails are mapped and rated with signage at the trail heads.

Whether you are an off-road pro, a novice, or something in between, you will find adventure for the whole family in a very unique and beautiful setting at Barnwell Mountain!

Read about BMRA activities in East Texas Outdoors.

Concession Stand

We now have a concession stand at the park. It is located adjacent to the pavilion and open during normal park hours. Please stop by and support these friendly folks.

Group Outings

If you are planning a group outing on a specific date, please communicate those plans with our staff to help ensure no conflicts arise.

After Hours Access

Our office is open until midnight on Fridays and Saturdays. Entry into the park after midnight is not allowed. The gate is closed from midnight until 8:00AM the following morning.

Park Photos

from the BMRA and TMTC forums

Barnwell Mountain is OPEN this weekend. We do not close for weather unless the roads are impassable.

Please remember that the park closes Sunday at 6:00PM and everyone must exit by that time.

Please see the events page for information regarding RV space reservations during these events.

  • Extended Holiday Weekends
    Memorial Day weekend, Independence Day weekend, and Labor Day weekend
    The park will be open on Mondays.

More event info...

Cabin and Bunkhouse Rentals

Barnwell Mountain has three cabins and five bunkhouses available for rent. The cabins are located near the office at the top of the entrance road. All cabins have hot and cold running water, a bathroom with a shower, heat and air conditioning, a sink, microwave, refrigerator, wireless internet, and satellite TV. You must bring your own cookware, linens and bathroom supplies.

The first cabin sleeps three and rents for $65 a night. The second cabin will sleep up to 6. It rents for $85 a night. A third cabin has just been added. It sleeps four (queen and bunk beads) and rents for $75 a night. See the Photo Gallery for additional photos of each cabin.

The five bunkhouses are located near the pavilion and new bath facility. Each bunkhouse is equipped with a single and a bunk bed, heat and air conditioning, a porch swing, a picnic table, satellite TV, and a grill. The bunkhouses have no water or plumbing but are only a short walk from the bath facility. No linens, refrigerator, microwave, or WIFI is available in these units. Each unit rents for $50 a night.

To reserve a cabin or bunkhouse, visit the Calendar & Reservations page.